|Scientific Name:||Ameerega macero (Rodríguez & Myers, 1993)|
Epipedobates macero Rodríguez & Myers, 1993
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at: http://research.amnh.org/herpetology/amphibia/index.html.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group|
|Contributor(s):||Gascon, C., Icochea M., J., Reynolds, R. & Gutierrez, R.|
|Facilitator/Compiler(s):||Angulo, A. & Jarvis, L.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population and that it occurs in several protected areas. However, monitoring of illegal harvest and trade levels is needed to ensure that local subpopulations are not being impacted by these activities.
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|Range Description:||This species is found in southeastern and central Peru: in Manu, Urubamba and the Altos Purus River drainages and the Ucayali River drainage; it is also recorded from the Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá, Acre State, Brazil. It can be found between 150 and 1,450 m asl.|
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|Population:||It appears to be a common and widespread species. Ten individuals were found over 10 person/day surveys in 2006 and 2007 (von May et al. 2008).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a species which inhabits lowland tropical moist forest and montane forest; it specifically occurs in bamboo forest. Eggs are laid on land; the adults carry the tadpoles to streams. It is not known if it can occur in degraded habitats.|
|Use and Trade:||
This species is subject to illegal export, which indicates that it is being harvested illegally.
|Major Threat(s):||There is some localized habitat loss due to different human activities such as agriculture (crops and livestock). The species is also subject to illegal harvesting for the pet trade.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is present in Parque Nacional Manu, Machiguenga and Amarakaeri Communal Reserves in Peru and Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor and Reserva Extrativista do Alto Juruá in Brazil. Further research into population trends, ecology and harvest levels affecting this species is needed, as is law enforcement on illegal harvest and export activities.|
IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2014).
Rodriguez, L. and Myers, C.W. 1993. A new poison frog from Manu National Park, Southeastern Peru (Dendrobatidae, Epipedobates). American Museum Novitates: 1-15.
Souza, M.B. 2003. Diversidade de Anfíbios nas Unidades de Conservação Ambiental: Reservas Extrativista do Alto Juruá (REAJ) e Parque Nacional da Serra do Divisor (PNSD), Acre, Brasil. PhD Thesis, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Instituto de Biociências de Rio Claro.
von May, R., Catenazzi, A., Angulo, A., Brown, J.L., Carrillo, J., Chávez, G., Córdova, J.H., Curo, A., Delgado, A., Enciso, M.A., Guttiérez, R., Lehr, E., Martínez, J.L., Martina-Müller, M., Miranda, A., Neira, D.R., Ochoa, J.A., Quiroz, A.J., Rodríguez, D.A., Rodríguez, L.O., Salas, A.W., Seimon, T., Seimon, A., Siu-Ting, K., Suárez, J., Torres, C. and Twomey, E. 2008. Current state of conservation knowledge on threatened amphibian species in Peru. Tropical Conservation Science 1(4): 376-396.
|Citation:||IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. 2014. Ameerega macero. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T55226A43517282.Downloaded on 20 February 2018.|
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